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[_] server based pdf creation

tom whoojemaflip at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 12:17:00 GMT 2009

>> is there a silver bullet i can install?

I had some fun times playing around with Prince
XML<http://www.princexml.com/overview/>,
which was a pleasure to work with.  It's one of the most standards compliant
user-agents out there, and the CSS handling is great.

Only going to be useful if you're converting HTML docs to PDF of course.

>From the wiki <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_XML>:

... CSS support [..] was comparable with web browsers such as
Opera<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_%28web_browser%29>and Mozilla
Firefox <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Firefox>. As of January 2007,
Prince surpassed common web browsers in support for paged media, CSS
selectors, and generated content, including advanced facilities such as
language-dependent
hyphenation<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyphenation_algorithm>dictionaries.
[1] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_XML#cite_note-0> It has also been
expanded to support additional platforms—the latest offering include
packages for the Apple Mac <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Mac>,
Freebsd<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freebsd>,
and Solaris <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solaris_%28operating_system%29>platforms.

In December 2005, Prince 5.1 passed the
Acid2<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid2>test from the Web
Standards Project <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Standards_Project>. It
was the third user agent <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_agent> to pass
the test, after
Safari<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safari_%28web_browser%29>and
Konqueror.


Cheers,
Tom